Andre Gagne

Features Writer

Andre R. Gagne is an indigenous species generally found in Ottawa, ON, though he has been spotted by some in Paris, Tokyo, New York, Vegas, Vancouver, Ireland, London and various stops in between. Camouflaged within the local music scene, he is sometimes pounding pinball to punk, wedged between vinyl new releases, boppin' to the beats, contorting himself around bar speakers or crunched against the steel at a local festival. He is a Faces nominee for journalist of the year. He is always firmly attached to his camera, except that one time he dropped it in a fountain at the Louvre. Oops! More on this strange creature at: argagne.wix.com/argagnephotography.
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Glow'rious Line-up for Glowfair 2018!

Glow'rious Line-up for Glowfair 2018!

From June 14 to 16, Bank Street doesn’t just shine, it glows! While Glowfair has been bringing a blaze of neon colour to the Centretown stretch since 2014, this year the party gets an extra day of shimmer! Bonus! Festival organizers officially dropped details on the “block party unlike [...]

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Ottawa Festival Season Do's and Don’ts

Ottawa Festival Season Do's and Don’ts

If you’re like me, you totally love eating uncooked Beeferoni with peanut butter coated celery sticks. Annnd, you also live for festival season! The sunshine, all the live tuneage, the discovery of a new artist, the lawn chairs… Umm, wait, maybe not those. [...]

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It’s Festival City Time Again! Here Are Some Summer Concert Picks to Get You Started

It’s Festival City Time Again! Here Are Some Summer Concert Picks to Get You Started

Ahh, the beginning of June….that snow mountain in the South Keys parking lot is nearly melted away, the pigeons are cooin’ up a racket on my balcony and crews start unloading trucks to build the stages that transforms Ottawa into a summertime Festival City once again. If the O-town festival [...]

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Ottawa Honours Community Builders at Annual United Way Gala

Ottawa Honours Community Builders at Annual United Way Gala

Photos by Andre Gagne They say it takes a village but once you have that you’re going to need a community. It’s the lifeblood that runs through that village and, often unseen, greatly impacts so many lives on a day to day basis. Here in Ottawa, The United Way Community Builder of the [...]

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30 Years of Love Junk with The Pursuit of Happiness

30 Years of Love Junk with The Pursuit of Happiness

Photo courtesy of TPOH Some things in life you just don’t forget. That first time you saw Star Wars, for instance. There he was heading into the second flick of a drive-in double feature with droopy kid eyes now instantly widened… mesmerized. Lightsabers! Vader! The Force! The back [...]

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Glowfair’s 10 Block Glowtopia Back to Dazzle Bank Street

Glowfair’s 10 Block Glowtopia Back to Dazzle Bank Street

Photo credit: Andre Gagne Last time I told you all about the glow-rious music heading to Glowfair 2018 including the new bonus Thursday night of bright featuring EDM master-mixers Cash Cash. Today, we’re taking to the street because this fest is more than just a stage...it’s an experience. [...]

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Paradise Awaits at Magical Mahekal Beach Resort

Paradise Awaits at Magical Mahekal Beach Resort

Photo credit: Andre Gagne If the sea were any closer this room would have a waterbed, I say to myself. I’m looking out the bedroom window of my beach bungalow towards glistening diamond sands which kiss calm waters stretching outwards to meet the sky at the horizon. This paints a tapestry [...]

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Revitalized Ottawa Art Gallery Spotlights 6,500 Years of Regional Art

Revitalized Ottawa Art Gallery Spotlights 6,500 Years of Regional Art

Feature photo courtesy of OAG It has been a long time coming but Ottawa’s ever expanding art collection now has a glorious new home in the expanded Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG). For the local art community, the cutting of the ribbon on this vibrant exhibition palate was not just welcome, it was [...]

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Kira Isabella Is Searching for a One Horse Town

Kira Isabella Is Searching for a One Horse Town

While I can’t speak much for the horse population, Ottawa certainly is a one Kira Isabella kinda’ town and the Canuck country sensation is making her way home Thursday night for a free show in Nepean. The Orleans-raised starlet is ready to wow her hometown crowd and maybe bring an even bigger [...]

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Tearing Up With the Cast and Director of Cry Baby

Tearing Up With the Cast and Director of Cry Baby

First they attacked with man-eating plants in Little Shop of Horrors. Then they decided to bring Shakespeare into the American Civil War with Othello. Now Theatre Kraken is falling back into the “waters” of cult cinema to unleash a campy John Waters flick turned hit Broadway musical. No, [...]

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